This is our 24th winter here and 23 years of full time mountain living. This is by far the worst winter that we have had thus far. The snow is either wet and ends up being pushed in large sheets or it is so cold and windy that it blows right back at you and after you clear it out it drifts right back in again.
The wind has been blowing for two days at 20-30+ MPH and the wind chill is so cold it is not worth it to go out and try to move the snow. The wind comes from several directions so we can't adjust the chute to any one direction. Trees are whipping around and several have been blown over. This is perhaps the worst winter we have experienced here. Hope it is not the new normal. Other area's have gotten 80-94 MPH wind so I guess we are actually pretty fortunate to only have gotten what we have.
This is only just south of us and the wind is blowing so hard we didn't even feel any earth movement and would not have heard it over the wind.